NAHL Announces 2020 Virtual Robertson Cup Playoffs

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April 20, 2020 – North American Hockey League (NAHL)Minnesota Wilderness News Release

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting and simulating the 2020 Robertson Cup Playoffs and Championship live on the NAHL TV YouTube channel beginning Wednesday, April 15th.

Using an XBox One and the EA Sports NHL video game, the NAHL staff constructed the rosters of the 16 NAHL teams from scratch that would have qualified for the Robertson Cup Playoffs this season based on winning percentage when the season was canceled. (Note: Team names may not be 100% accurate as it does not allow for certain city names).

Watch the NAHL TV YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFNMjuQSpm0A3MJm-2Bw5rw?view_as=subscriber

Then on the schedule based below, the games will be played in ‘Simulation Mode’ (meaning the XBox computer simulates and plays the game determining the outcome). All games will be streamed and archived on the NAHL TV YouTube Channel and will be promoted to the NAHL social media network.<!– –>

The entirety of the virtual Robertson Cup Playoffs will be played down until a 2020 Virtual Robertson Champion is crowned on Tuesday, May 12th, which would have been the day the actual Robertson Cup Champion would have been crowned. (Note: The actual Robertson Cup will not be awarded to the virtual champion. This is for entertainment purposes only).

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